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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    “Same As It Ever Was”?: The Definition of Marriage in Puerto Rico

    “Same As It Ever Was”?: The Definition of Marriage in Puerto Rico
    On October 21, Judge Juan M. Pérez-Giménez, a federal district court judge in the District of Puerto Rico, made headlines by granting the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s motion to dismiss in Conde-Vidal v. Garcia-Padilla, a…
  • Oct 18

    Keynote Address: Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment

    Keynote Address: Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment
    Joshua M. SharfsteinFor the conference on Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment[The following is the text of the Keynote Address for the Conference on Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment, delivered at Yale Law…
  • Oct 17

    Government By Wishful Thinking

    Government By Wishful Thinking
    Ted MerminFor the conference on Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment Public health and government have what supermarket tabloids refer to as a “complicated relationship.”  One of the reasons for the complexity…
Rank this Week: 2671

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Schultz v. Wescom 14-59 Issue: (1) Whether the Ninth Circuit erred when it held – in conflict with the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Tenth Circuits, but in accord with the…
  • Oct 23

    Aereo blocked from real-time TV rebroadcast

    Aereo blocked from real-time TV rebroadcast
    Applying the Supreme Court’s June decision that raised a major new legal threat to Internet rebroadcast of copyrighted TV programs, a federal judge in NewYork City on Thursday ordered Aereo, Inc., to refrain from…
  • Oct 23

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Laurence H. Tribe (Part two)

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Laurence H. Tribe (Part two)
    Two important cases — Richmond Newspapers, Inc. v. Virginia (public access to trials) and Larkin v. Grendel’s Den, Inc. (the First Amendment Establishment Clause and a church’s power to control a…
Rank this Week: 12

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Oct 23

    CAC Examines Roberts at 10

    CAC Examines Roberts at 10
    The Constitutional Accountability Center is examining Chief Justice John Roberts's first decade in office in a series of posts and articles called Roberts at 10. Here's the intro. Brianne Gorod, the CAC's appellate counsel, posted most…
  • Oct 22

    Pennsylvania's New Prisoner Speech Statute

    Pennsylvania's New Prisoner Speech Statute
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law By its terms, the new "Revictimization Act" passed by the Pennsylvania legislature and signed into law by the Governor today is more than a bit vague. It…
  • Oct 22

    Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Dismisses Challenge to Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Dismisses Challenge to Same-Sex Marriage Ban
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In his opinion in Conde-Vidal v. Garcia-Padilla, United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico Juan Perez-Gimenez dismissed the constitutional challenge…
Rank this Week: 268

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 11

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
Rank this Week: 2027

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    President Sends Diwali Greeting

    President Sends Diwali Greeting
    Today is Diwali. Yesterday the White House posted a video and transcript of a message from President Obama sending wishes for a joyous celebration to Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists celebrating this festival of lights.
  • Oct 23

    Conviction of Pussy Riot Band Member Upheld By Russia's Constitutional Court

    Conviction of Pussy Riot Band Member Upheld By Russia's Constitutional Court
    Russia's Constitutional Court yesterday issued a decision rejecting a challenge by a member of the Pussy Riot punk rock band to her 2012 conviction for disorderly conduct (hooliganism). The conviction came after a protest performance at…
  • Oct 23

    Paris Opera House Bans Wearing of Niqab

    Paris Opera House Bans Wearing of Niqab
    France's 2010 ban on wearing of the full-face veil (niqab) in public places gained new attention this month when on Oct. 3 a tourist from the Gulf States and her male companion who had purchased the most expensive seats for the opera La…
Rank this Week: 66

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Oct 23

    Do We Really Still Need Free Speech Week?

    Do We Really Still Need Free Speech Week?
    You bet. More than two centuries since the Bill of Rights was drafted, we continue to see a fundamental lack of understanding on government's part of just what freedom of speech means. Nowhere was that more apparent recently than in a…
  • Oct 23

    Not Having a Roof Over Your Head Can Mean Jail Time: The Criminalization of Homelessne

    Not Having a Roof Over Your Head Can Mean Jail Time: The Criminalization of Homelessne
    Kilee Lowe was sitting in a park when cops picked her up and booked her into jail overnight. After she got out the next morning, she returned to the park. The same officer who had thrown her into a cell not 24 hours before had booked her…
  • Oct 23

    Pushed into Homelessness by Their Own Government

    Pushed into Homelessness by Their Own Government
    On the outskirts of Florida's Miami-Dade County, dozens of individuals formerly convicted of sexual offenses live as exiles on an abandoned strip of land near a railroad track. The area has no shelter from the elements, no running water, and…
Rank this Week: 136

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Oct 23

    Supreme Court Term Limits: Pursuing Apolitical Predictability (Part 2)

    Supreme Court Term Limits: Pursuing Apolitical Predictability (Part 2)
    by Jason Steed, Associate at Bell Nunnally, and president of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Lawyer ChapterIn part 1, I tried to briefly explain why the argument for term limits should be focused on the nonpartisan value of increased…
  • Oct 23

    LegalEyes for October 23,2014

    LegalEyes for October 23,2014
    by Caroline CoxIn The Atlantic, Peter Beinart explains how voter ID laws channel an American tradition of restricting the political decisions of those with limited economic means.Emily Wax-Thibodeaux reports for The Washington Post on the…
  • Oct 22

    Supreme Court Term Limits: Pursuing Apolitical Predictability (Part 1)

    Supreme Court Term Limits: Pursuing Apolitical Predictability (Part 1)
    by Jason Steed, Associate at Bell Nunnally.*This is part one of a three part series.There’s been a lot of talk lately about term limits for Supreme Court justices. Norm Ornstein brought renewed attention to the issue in May.…
Rank this Week: 410

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
Rank this Week: 1978

Arizona Common Law

Arizona Common Law

Discusses law in the state of Arizona with a focus on what rights are protected by the Arizona Constitution, free speech rights (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), religion and religious freedoms (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), and emerging issues of the law. By Joe Thomas.

http://azcommonlaw.com
Rank this Week: 1929

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Civil Appellate practice tips, resources, and news. Published by D. Todd Smith, Attorney at Law.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Texas Appellate Courts Get a Major Website Upgrade

    Texas Appellate Courts Get a Major Website Upgrade
    If you’ve received CaseMail updates this week, you’ve likely noticed something new when clicking on the link embedded in your notification emails. Last Friday, the Texas appellate courts got a major online upgrade with the…
  • Sep 8

    Are Lawyer-Hyperlinked Briefs Headed for Extinction?

    Are Lawyer-Hyperlinked Briefs Headed for Extinction?
    When used appropriately, hyperlinks to specific portions of the record or to on-point authorities can be a very effective tool in the appellate lawyer’s arsenal. But are recent developments enhancing that tool or effectively taking it…
  • Aug 6

    Justice Moseley’s Departure Creates Unusual Election Scenario

    Justice Moseley’s Departure Creates Unusual Election Scenario
    In early June, Fifth Court of Appeals Justice Jim Moseley (pictured) announced that he would be leaving the Court this month. He has since decided to join Gray, Reed & McGraw, where he will chair the firm’s appellate section. I have…
Rank this Week: 1518

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Oct 23

    Empirical Scholarship In and Around Constitutional Law

    Empirical Scholarship In and Around Constitutional Law
    by Michael DorfToday and tomorrow I will be participating in a conference at the University of Chicago Law School called "Testing the Constitution." The core idea, as expressed in the draft paper of the organizers of the conference--Lee…
  • Oct 22

    Hobby Lobby Post-Mortem Part 12: Can a Federal Court Order a Federal Agency to Violate the Law? (Answer: Sometimes)

    Hobby Lobby Post-Mortem Part 12: Can a Federal Court Order a Federal Agency to Violate the Law? (Answer: Sometimes)
    by Michael Dorf In an informative post on Balkinization last week, Nelson Tebbe, Richard Schragger, and Micah Schwartzman (TSS) explain how a critical premise of the Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby is being…
  • Oct 21

    Academic Hubris and the Puzzling Case of Judge Posner

    Academic Hubris and the Puzzling Case of Judge Posner
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananI am serving on GW's Appointments Committee this year.  (Condolences and flowers may be sent to my office address.)  The law professor hiring process includes the annual "faculty recruitment conference"…
Rank this Week: 254

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Oct 23

    Chelsea Van Valkenburg A/K/A Zoe Quinn v. Free Speech

    Chelsea Van Valkenburg A/K/A Zoe Quinn v. Free Speech
    "You are also ordered not to post any further information about [Chelsea Van Valeknburg] or her personal life or online to [unclear] hate mobs." - Chelsea Van Valkenburg (AKA Zoe Quinn) v. Eron Gjoni. When people say mean things…
  • Oct 23

    Rebecca Vipond Brink and I Had a Minor Misunderstanding

    Rebecca Vipond Brink and I Had a Minor Misunderstanding
    UPDATE: There was a miscommunication. Stuff people say on Twitter can sometimes look goofy out of contenxt. Ms. Brink and I discussed the issue and realize it was a simple misunderstanding.
  • Oct 16

    Rich Gaspari, Myofusion, Marc Lobliner, and Amino Spiking Lawsuit

    Rich Gaspari, Myofusion, Marc Lobliner, and Amino Spiking Lawsuit
    Marc Lobliner is a supplement company ownder and he is the Chief Marketing Officer of Tiger Fitness Nutrition. Lobliner was one of the first supplement company owners to call out the practice of amino spiking protein powders. Amino spiking is…
Rank this Week: 539

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Serial Petitioner Update: 15 is Not the Charm

    Serial Petitioner Update: 15 is Not the Charm
    More from our "Mother May I" file We have reported regularly on the plight of an applicant who has been denied 14 times in his efforts to get the FCC to grant the same two sets of applications. Given our previous attention to this, we would…
  • Oct 20

    Update: Deadline Extended for "TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form" Comment

    Update: Deadline Extended for "TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form" Comment
    In late September we reported on the FCC’s request for comments about its proposed “TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form”. That’s the form that the Commission plans to use when, after the incentive…
  • Oct 20

    FCC Further Tweaks Signal Booster Rule

    FCC Further Tweaks Signal Booster Rule
    Some rules relaxed while measures added to prevent interference to wireless networks  Back in early 2013, the FCC took steps to help consumers deal with the dreaded cell phone phenomenon of dead spots by allowing the use of private…
Rank this Week: 3276

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    On the Lawyer Who Should Hang His Head in Shame

    On the Lawyer Who Should Hang His Head in Shame
    On November 7, 2011, counsel for Gilbert filed a no-error brief pursuant to Anders v.California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396 (1967). On March 30, 2012, the majority ordered briefing on the issues of whether the trial court had the…
  • Oct 20

    Stonecatcher

    Stonecatcher
    So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.John 8:7 (King James Version)The scene: A courthouse hallway in New OrleansThe cast:The narrator:…
  • Oct 10

    Dissing the Heinous Crime Rule

    Dissing the Heinous Crime Rule
    I'm at a gathering of criminal defense lawyers which just naturally gets me thinking about what criminal defense lawyers do.  And no, I'm not wading back into that thicket today, though if you're remarkably bored you can search the…
Rank this Week: 709

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Oct 22

    El Proyecto de Código Procesal Penal: expulsión de extranjeros, prisión preventiva y motivación

    El Proyecto de Código Procesal Penal: expulsión de extranjeros, prisión preventiva y motivación
    Se conoció finalmente el Proyecto de Código Procesal Penal de Nación (texto completo en PDF -9 Mb- en este link), con el prometido "cambio de paradigma" desde el "inquisitivo" (investiga el juez) al "acusatorio" (fiscales…
  • Oct 12

    Enrique Petracchi (1935-2014)

    Enrique Petracchi (1935-2014)
    Hace unas horas, a los 78 años, ha muerto Enrique Petracchi. Estaba enfermo y a mediados de marzo trascendieron noticias de que pediría licencia, o renunciaría; enseguida, desde la Corte se aclaró que…
  • Oct 12

    ¿Qué pensamos sobre el Nuevo Código Civil?

    ¿Qué pensamos sobre el Nuevo Código Civil?
    El publico de este blog es -especulamos- variopinto y plural, y a la vez capta o enlaza mundos de la academia, de judiciales, de abogados practicantes y de gente ajena al gremio. Por curiosidad, y para ver donde estamos parados, abrimos la…
Rank this Week: 733

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Oct 22

    Ben Bradlee, R.I.P.

    Ben Bradlee, R.I.P.
    In light of the recent passing of Ben Bradlee, former counsel to the president John W. Dean recounts his last visit with Bradlee, who was a top editor at The Washington Post during the Nixon Administration and handled the Post’s…
  • Oct 20

    Good2Go? Good and Gone? Why an Affirmative Consent App Is a Risky Proposition

    Good2Go? Good and Gone? Why an Affirmative Consent App Is a Risky Proposition
    University of Washington law professor Anita Ramasastry comments on a smartphone app known as Good2Go, which is intended to establish affirmative consent for the purpose of sexual encounters. Ramasastry describes some of the app’s…
  • Oct 19

    The Military Commissions Are Still Proceeding

    The Military Commissions Are Still Proceeding
    Chapman University law professor Ronald Rotunda critiques the U.S. Government’s asserted power to prosecute alleged war criminal in military commissions. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3505

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Oct 22

    Oyez’s Fourth Amendment Deep Dive

    Oyez’s Fourth Amendment Deep Dive
    Here is a very nice Oyez Deep Dive into how the Roberts Court is interpreting the Fourth Amendment. The Deep Dive features both text and video explanations (including a short video by me on section 1983 Fourth Amendment claims), and is geared…
  • Oct 6

    A Video: The Religion Clauses, Town of Greece and Hobby Lobby

    A Video: The Religion Clauses, Town of Greece and Hobby Lobby
    I spoke at Chicago-Kent for almost an hour on September 30, 2014, about the following: THE RELIGION CLAUSES: UNDERSTANDING TOWN OF GREECE AND HOBBY LOBBY It’s available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqBPrI6KeBY The student groups…
  • Sep 29

    Know Your Constitution (7): What Is Subtantive Due Process/Right of Privacy?

    Know Your Constitution (7): What Is Subtantive Due Process/Right of Privacy?
    This is another in a series of posts written about the Constitution in everyday language, with a minimum of legal jargon. Previous posts introduced the Constitution, rebutted some commonly held myths about the…
Rank this Week: 3884

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Telematics Designed to Eliminate Distracted Driving

    Telematics Designed to Eliminate Distracted Driving
    Although they know they shouldn't, drivers succumb to the lure of operating their cell phones while simultaneously operating a vehicle.Cell phones have become ubiquitous.  No longer is it good enough to have a cell phone; the thing is…
  • Oct 17

    Former Clerk Challenges Judge in Novi's Non-Partisan Election

    Former Clerk Challenges Judge in Novi's Non-Partisan Election
    It has happened before in places throughout Michigan, no doubt.  An election that pits the legal mentor, in this case Novi's district court judge, Brian MacKenzie, against his former law clerk, attorney Travis Reeds.It's getting kinda…
  • Oct 9

    Doing Nothing SCOTUS Clears Path for Same-Sex Marriage

    Doing Nothing SCOTUS Clears Path for Same-Sex Marriage
    Sometimes, doing nothing causes a great impact.  That is what happened this week when the SCOTUS issued an order denying certiorari in a batch of same-sex marriage cases.Legal pundits, this Blog among them, felt sure the High Court would…
Rank this Week: 3883

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Oct 22

    Tort Liability as Compensation

    Tort Liability as Compensation
    Mark Gesitfeld, Compensation as a Tort Norm, in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Gregory KeatingFor more than a decade, Mark Geistfeld has been developing an original and sophisticated theory of…
  • Oct 21

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie
    Joshua D. Blank, Collateral Compliance, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 719 (2014).Kristin HickmanMonetary penalties for noncompliance are a routine feature of the tax laws. The tax literature includes extensive debate over different ways of structuring…
  • Oct 20

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission
    ­­Sarah E. Light, The Military-Environmental Complex, 55 B.C. L. Rev. 879 (2014).Felix Mormann“Green Go!” The U.S. battle cry in the Mexican-American War that, according to some etymologists, earned Americans their…
Rank this Week: 130

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Oct 21

    Are police and underage sex/pornography aficionados like bears and spawning salmon?

    Are police and underage sex/pornography aficionados like bears and spawning salmon?
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the…
  • Oct 21

    Are police and underage sex/pornography perpetrators like bears and spawning salmon?

    Are police and underage sex/pornography perpetrators like bears and spawning salmon?
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the…
  • Oct 20

    A key to success is unblocking.

    A key to success is unblocking.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the…
Rank this Week: 2194

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 21

    Reactions to Obama and African-American

    Reactions to Obama and African-American
    Several people recently hopped the White House fence and were caught with weapons. Many treat Obama as if he can’t do anything right. Some insist they want him to lead while making it impossible to do that. From the beginning of…
  • Oct 14

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?
    Many of us have realized that sending troops into some areas can be counter-productive. No matter how many the Israelis kill, more Palestinians prepare to fight them. Our boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan led many to take up arms…
  • Oct 13

    Let’s End This Drive

    Let’s End This Drive
    I’ve enjoyed the races – first time I went to the track with friends who also hadn’t been to the races, a friend said, it looks like they’re on wheels – it’s beautiful. And I’ve been with friends who…
Rank this Week: 4429

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Covers school law, special education, bullying, school discipline and school-related First Amendment rights.

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Oct 21

    Jerry Tanenbaum Special Education Speaking Engagement

    Jerry Tanenbaum Special Education Speaking Engagement
    Hello friends: Tomorrow is a busy day for me as I will be making two presentations on special education topics. In the morning I will be speaking in New Brunswick to other attorneys from across the state of New Jersey on the topic of…
  • Sep 22

    Special Education Student Raped During Scheme by School Official

    Special Education Student Raped During Scheme by School Official
    I’ve written and spoken frequently on how school districts can sometimes be held accountable for the actions of one student toward another.  A recent case out of Alabama with some truely horrific facts seems to run counter to…
  • Jul 15

    Special Education “Individual Employment Plans”

    Special Education “Individual Employment Plans”
    Congress has passed a bill that may change the way many people with disabilities or other special needs now move into the workforce.  It amends the existing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Currently, large numbers of…
Rank this Week: 2046

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Oct 20

    The New Pictogram

    The New Pictogram
    Google released 750 new icons for phones and tablets that will undoubtedly take over the world. They’re free for anyone to use. (Click above for a larger image of a some of them.) Cory Doctorow thinks this move by Google ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)
    This is part two of a two-part guide to the ballot in South Florida. Part One covered candidates on the 2014 ballot in Miami-Dade; this part looks at the three state-wide proposals to amend the Florida Constitution, at four proposals ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)
    Absentee ballots are out, early voting begins this week, must be time for a South Florida election guide. (See your personalized sample ballot.) If your mind is made up on the headline races, skip down to the judges. My suggestions ……
Rank this Week: 48

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Oct 20

    Federal Restrictions on Gun Ownership by Convicted Felon

    Federal Restrictions on Gun Ownership by Convicted Felon
    Federal law provides significant penalties for felons in possession of weapons, unless the felon has his rights restored by the convicting state. Anyone who has been convicted of a felony is banned by federal law from ever possessing…
  • Oct 13

    The Sixth Amendment’s Right to the Assistance of Counsel

    The Sixth Amendment’s Right to the Assistance of Counsel
    Thanks to television police reading the Miranda Warnings people are familiar with a criminal defendant’s right to an attorney and that an indigent defendant may have appointed counsel. Such protections have not always…
  • Oct 10

    Fourth Amendment Probable Cause for a Warrantless Arrest

    Fourth Amendment Probable Cause for a Warrantless Arrest
    A police officer cannot arrest a citizen without a warrant based upon a hunch or mere suspicion. He must have “probable cause”. The US Constitution‘s Fourth Amendment[1] requires a warrant for a person or his property to be…
Rank this Week: 1711

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

Covers developments in criminal law, federal case law, and statutes. Published by Alan Leibman of Fox Rothschild.

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1462

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

Covers First Amendment and communication policy issues. By the Media Institute.

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Oct 18

    Free Speech Week: Not a Moment Too Soon

    Free Speech Week: Not a Moment Too Soon
    With two and a half months still to go, 2014 has been one of the toughest years on record for freedom of speech in the USA. In February, for instance, two “climate change” groups collected 110,000 names on a petition they then…
  • Sep 22

    ‘Freedom From Speech’

    ‘Freedom From Speech’
    Evidence that the human race is not yet won, as a former colleague used to say, is coming in the windows.  From murder in the name of religion, to widespread crime, greed, and violence, to the bottoming of popular culture, it’s…
  • Aug 21

    ProPublica and the Problem With Journalism

    ProPublica and the Problem With Journalism
    It’s symptomatic of the syndrome: So many people who presume to speak for and about journalism’s shortcomings misdiagnose both the problem and its solutions.  So it is that individuals of a certain mindset promote the idea…
Rank this Week: 3561

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 15

    I Stand Against The Death Penalty Because ...

    I Stand Against The Death Penalty Because ...
    it dehumanizes the condemned and condemners, fosters rather than abates violence, and is inherently arbitrary, discriminatory and unreliable.As described in the New York Times, photographer Marc Asnin asked his…
  • Oct 10

    America's Soundtrack of Hysteria

    America's Soundtrack of Hysteria
    Guest Post by Tom EngelhardtIt happened so fast that, at first, I didn’t even take it in.Two Saturdays ago, a friend and I were heading into the Phillips Museum in Washington, D.C., to catch a show of neo-Impressionist…
  • Oct 1

    Do Not Vote Republican

    Do Not Vote Republican
    It is not true that all politics is local.  Voting for a Republican congressperson or senator means you are aiding and abetting a national party that is little more than a collection of far right wing lunatics who…
Rank this Week: 323

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Oct 13

    Driver, Nou & Strauss, "Constitutional ​Interpretation ​at ​the ​Roberts ​Court"

    Driver, Nou & Strauss, "Constitutional ​Interpretation ​at ​the ​Roberts ​Court"
    Supreme ​Court ​Preview: ​ Constitutional ​Interpretation ​at ​the ​Roberts ​Court Hear Professors ​Justin ​Driver, ​Jennifer ​Nou, ​and ​David…
  • Jun 5

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"
    Professor Brown-Nagin's talk examines the legacy of The Honorable Constance Baker Motley—and break new ground in the study of civil rights, women's rights, and the legal profession. A protégée of Thurgood Marshall, Motley…
  • Jun 3

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"
    In a naïve model of judging, Congress writes statutes, which courts know about and then slavishly apply. But a Chicago lawyer might doubt this model, believing judges are maximizing something other than compliance with the law. In this…
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Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

The official Americans United blog on legislation and activities of lawmakers.

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Oct 9

    U.S. Department of Education Report Shows Continued Shortcomings of DC Voucher Program

    U.S. Department of Education Report Shows Continued Shortcomings of DC Voucher Program
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThe DC voucher program includes mostly religious schools, is unpopular, and doesn't actually reach the students who need it most.The U.S. Department of Education released a report this week entitled,…
  • Sep 4

    PDK/Gallup Poll Shows Continued Public Opposition to Voucher

    PDK/Gallup Poll Shows Continued Public Opposition to Voucher
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislative63 percent of Americans oppose private school vouchers.The 46th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools came out in late August, illustrating public opinions about a variety…
  • Aug 19

    Join Us on Twitter to #FixHobbyLobby

    Join Us on Twitter to #FixHobbyLobby
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeIn the wake of the troubling Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision, Congress introduced a bill to prevent employers from using religion to deny essential health care coverage to their employees.The Not My Boss’…
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Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Oct 8

    New Research on Violence

    New Research on Violence
    The new issue of Criminology features several interesting papers relating to violence and its control.  This has been a hot topic here in Milwaukee over the past few months.  Perhaps some of the emerging policy proposals would…
  • Sep 27

    Good Time in Wisconsin: Why and How

    Good Time in Wisconsin: Why and How
    In a couple of recent posts (here and here), I have discussed the possibility of Wisconsin reinstituting “good time.”  I have developed the argument for good time at much greater depth in a new article that is…
  • Sep 14

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?
    In my previous post, I argued that Wisconsin should consider reinstituting “good time” for prisoners, that is, credits toward accelerated release that can be earned based on good behavior.  An established program that…
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Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal law, DUI and civil rights. By Peterson Law Offices.

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Oct 7

    Fight that Ticket!

    Fight that Ticket!
      Peterson Lawyers associate attorney Will Young tells us to "challenge that speeding ticket! Speaking from experience, getting ticketed for speeding is not a fun experience. Seeing red and blue lights in your rearview mirror is not a…
  • Aug 11

    "Can I be convicted of DUI if I blow less than .08?"

    "Can I be convicted of DUI if I blow less than .08?"
     This weekend I received an inquiry from someone who had been convicted after the judge instructed the jury it could find him guilty of DUI even if it did not find he had a breath alcohol level above .08%. He complained that by…
  • Aug 7

    Zach Neagle is Free - Now He Must Work to Stay Free

    Zach Neagle is Free - Now He Must Work to Stay Free
     Back in June of 2009, I posted that Zachary Neagle had become a client. He was charged with murder - having shot his father in the head as he was asleep on a couch in their home. The case presented the ultimate challenge; convincing…
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Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
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Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
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Teen Jury

Teen Jury

Covers how the law and our judicial system affects kids and teenagers.

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Oct 4

    Dunn will not have to listen to loud music while in prison

    Dunn will not have to listen to loud music while in prison
    On Wednesday, Michael Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2012 shooting of an unarmed teenager who had been playing loud music.  In the first trial, Mr. Dunn, 47, was found guilty of attempted second degree…
  • Sep 7

    America’s 10th “Supreme” Justice?

    America’s 10th “Supreme” Justice?
    While only nine justices sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, Appeals Court Judge Richard A. Posner has repeatedly shown his ability to gain outsized recognition and praise from legal minds across ideological or political spectra.  Born…
  • Jul 28

    Florida wins appeal to ban pediatricians from protecting kids from gun violence

    Florida wins appeal to ban pediatricians from protecting kids from gun violence
    In Florida, last year, 17 children aged 12 or younger were killed with guns, often accidentally.  Serious injuries remain even more common.  Yet despite frequent stories about small children gaining access to unsecured guns…
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Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 30

    Hoboken Found To Have Misapplied Property Rehabilitation Law

    Hoboken Found To Have Misapplied Property Rehabilitation Law
    The New Jersey Appellate Division recently held that Hoboken cannot designate an 11.5-acre site in the city as an “area in need of rehabilitation,” which had allowed it to implement a redevelopment plan.  It found that the…
  • Sep 26

    Ga. Supreme Court Prohibits Abandonment of Condemnation After Award By Special Master

    Ga. Supreme Court Prohibits Abandonment of Condemnation After Award By Special Master
    The Georgia Supreme Court recently ruled that a condemning authority cannot unilaterally dismiss a condemnation action after the special master has rendered an award. In Dillard Land Investments LLC v. Fulton County, 2014 Ga. LEXIS 583 (Case…
  • Sep 13

    VT Governor Advocates Hiring Independent Appraiser For Pipeline Case

    VT Governor Advocates Hiring Independent Appraiser For Pipeline Case
    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin wants the VT Department of Public Service to hire an independent property appraiser to participate in eminent domain proceedings for the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project. “I am concerned at the transparency…
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Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

Audio of recent events, speeches and conferences of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Sep 24

    Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2014? 9-23-2014

    Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2014? 9-23-2014
    Co-Sponsored by the Faculty Division and the Practice GroupsOctober 6th will mark the first day of the 2014 Supreme Court term. Thus far, the Court's docket includes major cases involving the First Amendment, separation of powers,…
  • Sep 14

    Passion and Prudence in the Political Process: The Debate Over Federal Civil Rights Policy 9-9-2014

    Passion and Prudence in the Political Process: The Debate Over Federal Civil Rights Policy 9-9-2014
    Civil Rights in the United StatesEmotions sometimes run high in the public debates over race and gender issues. Some claim that public passions can obscure facts and result in ill-considered policy. Many observers have bemoaned the public…
  • Sep 14

    The Future of Voting Rights 9-9-2014

    The Future of Voting Rights 9-9-2014
    Civil Rights in the United StatesThe Supreme Court’s ruling in Shelby County v. Holder, which disabled Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, has led some advocates (including the White House) to argue that voting rights are in peril.…
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SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Sep 22

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case
    A U.S. federal jury convicted three former food company executives of several crimes relating to a 2008-09 outbreak of Salmonella infections resulting from the production and distribution of adulterated peanut butter. See…
  • Sep 9

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement
    On July 10, 2014, a criminal court in southwestern Spain sentenced a grower of carnation flowers to three months in prison, plus a fine of € 360 EUR, for infringing plant variety rights in violation of Article 274.3 of the ……
  • Sep 8

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge
      Ecuador’s national government has proposed to amend the country’s constitution to provide special protections against the misappropriation of traditional knowledge and biological diversity. Propuesta de enmiendas…
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Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
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Constitution

Constitution

Commentary on constitutions, the rule of law, and nomology.

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Making a difference

    Making a difference
    A number of proposals have been made for reforming government abuses. Here are a few points:DocumentariesDocumentaries have already been done. They have some use in recruiting activists, but almost none for effecting real reforms. If …
  • Aug 20

    Lay v. legal versions of originalism

    Lay v. legal versions of originalism
    There has been a recent debate on the Volokh Conspiracy and the Originalism blog here, here, here, here, and here among Ilya Somin, Michael Ramsey, and Timothy Sandefur, over whether the meanings of the terms used in the U.S. Constitution…
  • Jun 30

    Anwar al Awlaki

    Anwar al Awlaki
    The issue with Anwar al Awlaki is not whether he was a citizen, or even where he was. If we examine the legal history of the right of due process, we find that it was not confined to citizens (or "subjects" in the English…
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The Legal Optimist

The Legal Optimist

By Rosie Brown.

http://legaloptimist.wordpress.com
  • Aug 27

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?
    Yes, you do have a right to have an attorney for probation violation proceedings in the State of Tennessee. Tennessee Code Annotated § 40-35-311(b) provides that a defendant is entitled to be represented by counsel at a hearing on a…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
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Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Jan 7

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?
    The Board of Directors of Florida Atlantic University has released the names of 10 finalists for the school's next president. The list contains some interesting demographics. First, only two... To view the rest of this article, please…
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Religious Law Blog

Religious Law Blog

Covers religious law and liberty issues affecting churches, ministries, and individuals. By Telios Law PLLC.

http://telioslaw.com/religious-law-blog-posts
  • Aug 14

    Five Considerations for a Good Child Protection Policy

    Five Considerations for a Good Child Protection Policy
    Failures around child protection policies are heartbreaking on a personal and organizational level because children get hurt.Failures around child protection policies are heartbreaking on a personal and organizational level because children…
  • Jan 4

    Social Networking Policy and Changes in Social Media Law

    Social Networking Policy and Changes in Social Media Law
    Mission organizations are heavy users of various forms of social media, on an individual and organizational level. With personnel, offices, and supporters in multiple countries and time zones, social media makes sense. It has enormous…
  • Dec 7

    Think through Clergy Communications, Confidentiality, and Privilege

    Think through Clergy Communications, Confidentiality, and Privilege
    In most states, and under the common law, communications with spiritual leaders are protected under a privilege called clergy-communicant, clergy-congregant, clergy communications or something similar. But when does it apply? Ministers must…
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California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

News and insight about appellate law. By Archer Norris, a professional law corporation.

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Jun 26

    Changing of the Guard at State’s High Court

    Changing of the Guard at State’s High Court
    The California Supreme Court is undergoing a few changes. Justice Joyce L. Kennard has retired and has not yet been replaced. And Justice Marvin R. Baxter is leaving at the end of the year. Much has already been written…
  • Apr 22

    Contractual Attorney Fees in California: Which Statute Applies?

    Contractual Attorney Fees in California: Which Statute Applies?
    A recurring theme in my recent Daily Journal publications has been the rough doctrinal fit between operation of Civil Code section 1717 and Code of Civil Procedure section 1021 and section 1032. Section 1717 has been…
  • Jan 8

    Contractual Attorney Fee Provisions: Words Matter

    Contractual Attorney Fee Provisions: Words Matter
    This blog entry provides an analytical metric for double-checking assumptions about application of Civil Code section 1717 and contractual attorney fee awards.  As the case law demonstrates, it is easy to…
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First Amendment Lawyer Blog

First Amendment Lawyer Blog

Covers the First Amendment and public records. By Karl Olson.

http://www.firstamendmentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    High Court Protects Public Employee Whistleblower

    High Court Protects Public Employee Whistleblower
    The U. S. Supreme Court has taken a step in the right direction for public employee whistleblowers. The Court's June 19 decision in Lane v. Franks reiterates that citizens don't surrender First Amendment rights by accepting public…
  • Jun 16

    Will Congress Shield News Media?

    Will Congress Shield News Media?
    Will Congress step in where the U. S. Supreme Court decided not to tread? That's the question facing the news media and advocates of the so-called Free Flow of Information Act now that the U. S. Supreme Court in early…
  • Feb 26

    Can Smartphones Conceal Officials' Dumb Comments?

    Can Smartphones Conceal Officials' Dumb Comments?
    Public officials who say something stupid or corrupt often don't use their work computer. The device du jour for sending incriminating or embarrassing messages has become the "personal" computer or smartphone. Recent revelations…
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